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Cartoon Football Cookies

Are you ready for some football? We are! And to get my kids into the action, we’re making these Cartoon Football Cookies. Okay, truth is I don’t give two flying figs about football and every Sunday I disappear into my bedroom with a good book and a strong set of noise canceling headphones. Still, it’s a big deal in my house so since it’s a big deal to them, it’s a big(ish) deal to me. Plus, these really are cute. And they work great for bake sales. Enjoy!

These Cartoon Football Cookies are great for a bake sale or just a weekend football watching party! Click Now!

What You Need To Make Cartoon Football Cookies:

Cookie Ingredients

  • 5 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs

Icing Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • Brown & black gel food coloring
  • Candy eyes

What Else

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How To Make Cartoon Football Cookies:

Cookies

Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.

Add all 4 eggs at one time…Continue to mix. -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.

Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.

Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.

Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.

Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.

Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.

Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if necessary).

Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using your cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.

Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Using a metal spatula move the cut cookie  to the parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes.  Check to see if the cookie are thoroughly baked.

Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.  (About 10 minutes).

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Icing

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)

If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.

Pull out 3 bowls and begin to divide the icing.

Bowl #1, put 4 TBSP of icing in , add several drops of black gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl #2, put 4 TBSP of icing,keeping it white. Bowl #3, put the remaining  icing, adding several drops of brown gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.

Spoon each of the icings into individual  frosting bags with a #5 tips…. twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.

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How To Ice

Follow the colors and accent colors as displayed on each cookie.

First step for each cookie is to outline them .

Allow the icing outline  at least  30 seconds to dry before filling the  body of the cookie in with the other icing*. ( After outlining all of these cookies you  squeeze some the remaining icing into a bowl and add the 1 tsp of water and mix well to get the right consistency .) Leave some of the  icing in the frosting bag for additional accent work on each of the cookies. Using a butter knife to spread it from the outlined part inwards to the center.

Outline the football in brown.

Using the thinner icing fill in the football. Allow to dry slightly.

Add two white thick lines at each end of the cookie resembling  the two lines on the football.

Using the black icing add the different mouths and eye brows.

Place the two candy eyes under the eye brows.

Allow 5-10 hours to dry.

Football cookies

Cartoon Football Cookies

Cartoon Football Cookies

These footballs are perfect for the football fans in your life! Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Cookie Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients

  • 5 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • Icing Ingredients

Icing Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • Brown & black gel food coloring
  • Candy eyes
  • What Else

What Else

  • Football Cookie Cutter
  • Piping Bag
  • #5 Icing Tip

Instructions

  1. Cookies
  2. Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add all 4 eggs at one time...Continue to mix. -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
  4. Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  6. Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  7. Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
  8. Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
  9. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  10. Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
  11. Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if necessary).
  12. Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using your cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
  13. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  14. Using a metal spatula move the cut cookie to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  15. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookie are thoroughly baked.
  16. Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
  17. Icing
  18. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
  19. If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
  20. Pull out 3 bowls and begin to divide the icing.
  21. Bowl #1, put 4 TBSP of icing in , add several drops of black gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl #2, put 4 TBSP of icing,keeping it white. Bowl #3, put the remaining icing, adding several drops of brown gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.
  22. Spoon each of the icings into individual frosting bags with a #5 tips.... twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
  23. How To Ice
  24. Follow the colors and accent colors as displayed on each cookie.
  25. First step for each cookie is to outline them .
  26. Allow the icing outline at least 30 seconds to dry before filling the body of the cookie in with the other icing*. ( After outlining all of these cookies you squeeze some the remaining icing into a bowl and add the 1 tsp of water and mix well to get the right consistency .) Leave some of the icing in the frosting bag for additional accent work on each of the cookies. Using a butter knife to spread it from the outlined part inwards to the center.
  27. Outline the football in brown.
  28. Using the thinner icing fill in the football. Allow to dry slightly.
  29. Add two white thick lines at each end of the cookie resembling the two lines on the football.
  30. Using the black icing add the different mouths and eye brows.
  31. Place the two candy eyes under the eye brows.
  32. Allow 5-10 hours to dry.

 

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